The trial judge dismissed the lawsuit regarding the fish hatchery. It was a correct interpretation of the law. The lawsuit had no merit. But, Mr. Studer may have effectively killed the fish hatchery. And, no, Ms. Meyers, the state is not going to hand us 18 million anyway. Our community will have lost an infusion of millions, a wonderful tourist attraction and related supporting jobs.
This is what happens when weak politicians are beholden to one man whose whimsical opinions control public policy. It is a sad day for Pensacola, but a predictable outcome, if the State of Florida says “we are out of here” — which looks likely.
You may read the seven page dismissal order by clicking on the image below: